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Release date: 8 November 1971
Style: Progressive hard rock, Heavy metal

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01. Black Dog
02. Rock And Roll
03. The Battle Of Evermore
04. Stairway To Heaven
05. Misty Mountain Hop
06. Four Sticks
07. Going To California
08. When The Levee Breaks

Top 20 albums of 1971: 1
Top 200 albums of all time: 9

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Staff review by
Herzebeth

Rating:
10
It's an actual challenge to review an album like this one, a classic album made by one of those unforgettable bands, so I swear I'll do my best.

Led Zeppelin released this jewel in 1971 (November 8th to be precise). It's a marvelous album, every song featured here is just incredible, we have the memorable "Black Dog," the classic "Rock & Roll" (we can even hear this song in the Super Bowl specials), the aggressive "Misty Mountain Hop," the mystic "When The Levee Breaks," the catchy "Four Sticks" and well…"Stairway To Heaven."

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published 31.12.2005 | Comments (48)

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Karllstein - 10.03.2011 at 11:47  
Rating: 10 When Jimmy Page's guitar finally brings "Stairway to Heaven" to a climax, my heart still bursts. Great "Rainy Day" album. "Battle of Evermore" maybe one of the most underrated songs ever recorded. Just press "Play."
Death_95 - 24.06.2011 at 00:45  
  Best album of all time.
Pelagial - 02.03.2012 at 18:23  
Rating: 10 A masterpiece of course but not the best of Led zepp. Certainly the most poetic and approachable of the band.
Cüca Beludo - 22.07.2012 at 19:07  
  I liked it a lot.
Angry Chair - 14.09.2012 at 02:30  
Rating: 9 Masterpiece of beauty.
megadeath13 - 08.12.2012 at 21:42  
  Timeless Hard rock classic and its Led Zeppelins best album. It deserves the well paid attention
Nick K. - 27.08.2013 at 17:48  
  Its a very good album, but its quite overrated. There are better hard rock albums released in the 70´s.
Lião - 21.10.2013 at 19:13  
  Not a quite overrated, immensely overrated. I do respect this band mainly because of their influence on many forms of music today, but whatever. The Beatles are the most successful band in the history, but still they're boring.

Your guys can kill me, but I'd rather some Glam Metal/Pop Hard Rock than Zeppelin...
Ace Frawley - 21.10.2013 at 23:11  
Rating: 8
Written by Lião on 21.10.2013 at 19:13

Not a quite overrated, immensely overrated. I do respect this band mainly because of their influence on many forms of music today, but whatever. The Beatles are the most successful band in the history, but still they're boring.

Your guys can kill me, but I'd rather some Glam Metal/Pop Hard Rock than Zeppelin...


Never heard The Beatles described as boring before but hey, everyone is entitled to their personal opinion. I personally think The Beatles were one of the most interesting bands in the history of popular music. Their sound changed incredibly during their short career. An amazing band. And as for this Led Zep album, I don't think it's overrated at all. It's a brilliant album with so many good tracks.
Lião - 22.10.2013 at 17:22  
 
Written by Ace Frawley on 21.10.2013 at 23:11

Never heard The Beatles described as boring before but hey, everyone is entitled to their personal opinion. I personally think The Beatles were one of the most interesting bands in the history of popular music. Their sound changed incredibly during their short career. An amazing band. And as for this Led Zep album, I don't think it's overrated at all. It's a brilliant album with so many good tracks.


Maybe I got a little harsh here (talking about The Beatles), but for a band titled as 'the worlds greatest band ever', they kinda of sound too 'meh'. I'd like some Beatles tunes like Helter Skelter or With a Little Help from my Friends, but I'd preffer The Rolling Stones (from their same time) or Elvis presley.

Also I'm surprised you gave this album an 8, and not a 10 Perhaps I should listen to 'Physical Graffiti' later to see if the band turned into something more enjoyable for my own ears
Ace Frawley - 22.10.2013 at 23:06  
Rating: 8
Written by Lião on 22.10.2013 at 17:22

Maybe I got a little harsh here (talking about The Beatles), but for a band titled as 'the worlds greatest band ever', they kinda of sound too 'meh'. I'd like some Beatles tunes like Helter Skelter or With a Little Help from my Friends, but I'd preffer The Rolling Stones (from their same time) or Elvis presley.

Also I'm surprised you gave this album an 8, and not a 10 Perhaps I should listen to 'Physical Graffiti' later to see if the band turned into something more enjoyable for my own ears


I don't give out 10s very often. I would definitely recommend you listen to Physical Graffiti as it contains more wonderful music by Led Zeppelin.
Lião - 22.10.2013 at 23:48  
 
Written by Ace Frawley on 22.10.2013 at 23:06

Written by Lião on 22.10.2013 at 17:22

Maybe I got a little harsh here (talking about The Beatles), but for a band titled as 'the worlds greatest band ever', they kinda of sound too 'meh'. I'd like some Beatles tunes like Helter Skelter or With a Little Help from my Friends, but I'd preffer The Rolling Stones (from their same time) or Elvis presley.

Also I'm surprised you gave this album an 8, and not a 10 Perhaps I should listen to 'Physical Graffiti' later to see if the band turned into something more enjoyable for my own ears


I don't give out 10s very often. I would definitely recommend you listen to Physical Graffiti as it contains more wonderful music by Led Zeppelin.


That one will wait a bit, I'll try Motörhead newest effor. I'm sure it will be boring as well
TrialByFire - 05.11.2013 at 19:47  
  What is this doing on Metal Storm? A great album, but definitely NOT a metal album, or one of the greatest metal albums of all time.
Ace Frawley - 05.11.2013 at 23:34  
Rating: 8
Written by TrialByFire on 05.11.2013 at 19:47

What is this doing on Metal Storm? A great album, but definitely NOT a metal album, or one of the greatest metal albums of all time.


Well obviously others beg to differ. This is currently rated as number 10 on the site. Anyway, I'm comfortable with it being here.
TrialByFire - 09.11.2013 at 18:57  
 
Written by Ace Frawley on 05.11.2013 at 23:34

Written by TrialByFire on 05.11.2013 at 19:47

What is this doing on Metal Storm? A great album, but definitely NOT a metal album, or one of the greatest metal albums of all time.


Well obviously others beg to differ. This is currently rated as number 10 on the site. Anyway, I'm comfortable with it being here.

I think MA are a bit more sensible then MS, as they have classified Zep as being 'classic rock'. I don't see how this is a better metal album than Powerslave, Paranoid, Holy Diver, In The Nightside Eclipse, Abigail or Crimson. I mean, even included on MS is Uriah Heep (a great band) which is stated as being 'hard rock' and nothing else- not even a metal band according to MS. Zeppelin are blues-based, which is a factor than metal doesn't have, and one of the main things that differentiates hard rock from metal.

I don't really want to get into an argument, so I'll just leave it there.
Ozman - 09.11.2013 at 19:28  
Rating: 8
Written by TrialByFire on 09.11.2013 at 18:57

Zeppelin are blues-based, which is a factor than metal doesn't have,


most metal is heavily blues based as well, just take Judas Priest and Black Sabbath as two early examples. If it's not blues based according to you then what is it based?
TrialByFire - 11.11.2013 at 18:03  
 
Written by Ozman on 09.11.2013 at 19:28

Written by TrialByFire on 09.11.2013 at 18:57

Zeppelin are blues-based, which is a factor than metal doesn't have,


most metal is heavily blues based as well, just take Judas Priest and Black Sabbath as two early examples. If it's not blues based according to you then what is it based?

On hard rock music, but with most of the blues chord progressions etc. removed.
LeKiwi - 13.12.2013 at 17:45  
 
Written by TrialByFire on 11.11.2013 at 18:03
On hard rock music, but with most of the blues chord progressions etc. removed.
Numerous metal bands use the pentatonic scale of which the blues scale is a derivative.
stunner_300 - 20.08.2014 at 14:25  
Rating: 6 Really good cover album.
Lit. - 20.08.2014 at 19:28  
 
Written by stunner_300 on 20.08.2014 at 14:25

Really good cover album.

And, dare I ask, what are they covering?
Ozman - 20.08.2014 at 20:38  
Rating: 8
Written by Lit. on 20.08.2014 at 19:28

Written by stunner_300 on 20.08.2014 at 14:25

Really good cover album.

And, dare I ask, what are they covering?


When The Levee Breaks is a cover and Stairway To Heaven is partly ripped off, but tat's it. So the claim it is a really good cover album is an outrageous claim, especially when you compare it to what Led Zep did earlier on in their career.
stunner_300 - 20.08.2014 at 21:46  
Rating: 6 They ripped of so many songs, not only on that album.
Troy Killjoy - 20.08.2014 at 22:05  
  Great, here we go with another one of those "oh my god Zeppelin stole everything they aren't even good" types.

News flash: nothing is original. Everyone takes some kind of influence from somewhere, and in some cases that influence is taken with more of a direct approach. Abbath freely admits parts of Immortal songs are lifted from Zeppelin, who in turn lifted their music from someone else, who in turn... well, you get the idea.
Ozman - 20.08.2014 at 22:55  
Rating: 8
Written by stunner_300 on 20.08.2014 at 21:46

They ripped of so many songs, not only on that album.



name the songs. Cause I bet you can't name anything besides the two examples I gave you off this album. It is all hearsay for your kind of people (age wise that is) And anything besides When The Levee Breaks and parts of Stairway Of heaven anyone comes up with (yes it has been done so many times) is extremely far fetched to call it a cover or ripping off.
stunner_300 - 21.08.2014 at 11:27  
Rating: 6 Ok i'm not trying to be annoying but i can't stand Led Zeppelin for that.

And btw just two more songs because i won't spent my day at this, "Whole Lotta Love"/"The Lemon Song"
Ace Frawley - 21.08.2014 at 13:25  
Rating: 8
Written by stunner_300 on 21.08.2014 at 11:27

Ok i'm not trying to be annoying but i can't stand Led Zeppelin for that.

And btw just two more songs because i won't spent my day at this, "Whole Lotta Love"/"The Lemon Song"


You don't like Led Zeppelin - big deal. No need to blow a trumpet about it. Just move on and listen & comment on bands you do like. It's not necessary to pollute a thread with expressing your distaste.
Ilham - 21.08.2014 at 15:26  
Rating: 7 I really don't understand why he shouldn't be allowed to express his distaste. I really don't understand the point of having threads to discuss artists if it's just to stay on the positive and suck each other's appendices because we all like the same music. The guy does seem to have a funny definition of what is plagiarism is, but still.
Troy Killjoy - 21.08.2014 at 16:12  
  Agreed. Just because he expressed an opinion some of us disagree with doesn't mean he's "polluted" the thread. The whole point of a forum is to engage in discussion, not to partake in some kind of circle jerk. I like coming across different opinions, especially when it comes to a band of Zeppelin's status. I'd rather engage in a debate about why someone doesn't like them than to quote people back and forth about how great we are for loving the same music.
Mary. N. - 21.08.2014 at 16:27  
Rating: 7 Well, I think that user above is now afraid to even explain more about his opinion when something like this " ... it is all hearsay for your kind of people (age wise that is) .... " was directed at him.
Ace Frawley - 22.08.2014 at 00:35  
Rating: 8 Okay, fair enough, I did go a bit too far with saying he has "polluted" the thread, but I certainly don't believe he isn't allowed to express his distaste, just that it isn't necessary, and especially when he has repeated a few times a claim that Marcel has clearly and accurately refuted.
stunner_300 - 24.10.2014 at 23:57  
Rating: 6 I didn't see that there were responses to my post x) i got no problem with people liking zeppelin but i can't stand a band that (partly?) rips off an other band .... and i don't think having influence = ripping off at all that's it
i rated it 6 finally to be a bit more objective.... but i REALLY CAN'T STAND THIS BAND
Ace Frawley - 25.10.2014 at 13:18  
Rating: 8
Written by stunner_300 on 24.10.2014 at 23:57

I didn't see that there were responses to my post x) i got no problem with people liking zeppelin but i can't stand a band that (partly?) rips off an other band .... and i don't think having influence = ripping off at all that's it
i rated it 6 finally to be a bit more objective.... but i REALLY CAN'T STAND THIS BAND


No big deal. You were born almost a generation after this band broke up, so not sure what the big deal is with you yelling that you really can't stand this band. Move on - the world has.
Azarath - 25.10.2014 at 13:21  
Rating: 10 ^^ That's quite alright.

In other news, the Deluxe Editions for this and Houses of the Holy are out. I'm excited. Because I quite like this album.
Bad English - 06.11.2014 at 16:16  
  Great album, most heaver, most metal album, as teenager Black Dog and Rock n Roll was my fav songs, more equal sound, more less same or close to same style, more away from blues roots, more 70's less 60's feeling , almost every song are great and hit, basically can be best of .. Black Dog, Rock n Roll great heavy riffs , calmer song The Battle Of Evermore, then follows song what I did not like as teenager(soft) but now adore, best lyrics from all LZ songs , yes Stairway to Heaven ... Going to Californian also great epic song, deep lyrics, then it was dream destination, now Cali,.. to much gangs and seems its shithole, anyway great song ... rest of songs are weeker, but 4 songs in the album what are super hits ... damn awesome. My best album and last one, since next one brings changes and bad changes

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